Senator Rob Portman http://wvxu.org en Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat http://wvxu.org/post/howard-wilkinsons-monday-morning-politics-chat-11 <p></p><p>With the 2016 GOP national convention coming to Cleveland, could they end up nominating an Ohioan for president or vice president? Both Sen. Rob Portman and Gov. John Kasich are being talked about as possible contenders. WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked about it this morning with Jay Hanselman.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:54:39 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 29160 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat Portman tours Columbus VA hospital http://wvxu.org/post/portman-tours-columbus-va-hospital <p>U.S. Senator Rob Portman said he thinks most Ohio veterans are getting good care, but he’s still concerned about the scandal over patient delays and falsified waiting lists at Veterans Administration hospitals and clinics across the country. Ohio’s Republican Senator toured a VA center in Columbus Friday, and said he got a good report on what’s happening there.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:37:40 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 27665 at http://wvxu.org Portman tours Columbus VA hospital Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat http://wvxu.org/post/howard-wilkinsons-monday-morning-politics-chat-6 <p>WVXU's political reporter, Howard Wilkinson, talks with Maryanne Zeleznik, about the possibility of U.S. Sen. Rob Portman as a presidential candidate in 2016.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:56:02 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 27443 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat Would Rob Portman take a chance on running for president? http://wvxu.org/post/would-rob-portman-take-chance-running-president <p>On the evening of May 16, in Grand Ballroom A of the Duke Energy Convention Center, about 600 local Republicans gathered for the Hamilton County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner.</p><p>Many of those in the record-breaking crowd were there to see and hear the keynote speaker, one of the hottest commodities in the still very early battle for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination – Rand Paul, the junior senator from Kentucky.</p><p>Some of the people in that room support Paul’s candidacy.</p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 27373 at http://wvxu.org Would Rob Portman take a chance on running for president? Portman: Glad shutdown over, work still to do http://wvxu.org/post/portman-glad-shutdown-over-work-still-do <p></p><p>Ohio Senator Rob Portman says he&#39;s glad the government is reopen, that the country didn&#39;t go over the debt limit, and that Wednesday night&#39;s agreement included specific language about income verification in the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>But he&#39;s not satisfied.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:27:49 +0000 Tana Weingartner 18517 at http://wvxu.org Portman: Glad shutdown over, work still to do